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PBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a power and prophecy unmatched in our times. >> our correspondent is in washington at the celebrations. can you give us a flavor of the atmosphere there today? >> it is a very special atmosphere. tens of thousand of people turned up in spite of the bad weather. john lewis, the only man, civil rights activist, who stood here 50 years ago with mart luther king. we had actors, jamie foxx and oprah winfrey spoke. all very well receed from this ry mixed crowd, but as you can imagine, the stars here were the three presidents. you don't get to see three presidents speaking in the space of 45 minutes that often and the biggest of them all, we can still see behind me the first african-american president here in the united states, b
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, during this presiden presidency. during the last presidency in 2004, when george w. bush was running for re-election, you might remember that one of the ways the republicans tried to kind of game the system for that election, particularly in states where they thought things were going to be close, was they made sure in those states republicans pushed ballot measures for that fall's election that were anti-gay rights. they calculated that anti-gay marriage sentiment was so strong that it would drive conservative voters to the polls in really high numbers and while those conservative voters were there at the polls to vote against the gay, those voters, of course, could also be reliably counted on to vote for george w. bush as well. there were 11 anti-gay ballot measures sharing the ballot with george w. bush that year in 1 1 states and the anti-gay side won in every single one of those states. george w. bush won as well in 9 of those 11 states and, of course, he won the presidency. in that election and for years before and after, every single time that marriage rights for same-sex coup
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
that from george w. bush w who will not enter into the fray of this but understands what president obama is going through. he has been in that oval office. making these tough calls. there is only a few living americans who will understand how difficult these positidecis are. >> we are given the heads up of 1:15 eastern time for this statement. as often happens, with this white house, it is a bit delayed. we don't have a two-minute warning as of yet. we are back with our panel, chris wallace and ollie north. what do you expect him to say? is this more laying out the case? >> i think we will probably -- with a situation where he will announce he will continue to deliberate on this and will try to build some relationships. my guess is because the window is so narrow. you would have to do this tomorrow night. sunday might. because he is not going to do it before he briefs the rest of the members of congress. that's going to be tomorrow. he is going to leave monday night for sweden and then -- but -- that gives him essentially sunday night or monday night to make the attack. you probably don'
LINKTV
Aug 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
george bush. >> a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists who are trying to go in and harm americans. >> the geopolitical landscape has forced the u.s. president to reengage, first in libya. obama reluctantly entered the conflict, pushed by france and the u.k. the united states took command of operations for a few days before handing over to nato. the president referred to see the britain and -- to see britain and france shoulder most of the raid. with syria, obama has little choice. in 2009, he drew a red line on the use of chemical weapons which now seems to have been crossed. >> the president understands that his credibility is at stake in ways that he really has to balance this against a strong public opinion in united states against any significant intervention in syria or anywhere else in the middle east. >> the president may have a tough job convincing america. according to a recent poll, nearly 60% of americans are against any type of military intervention in syria. >> every year, thousands of undocumented migrants tempt their fate trave
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
be this strike can the way george bush ran foreign policy for this country for eight years. here he is this morning on the golf course talking about war with syria. >> the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. >> right. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years that you bed? >> i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> what would a strike in the middle east be without bush talking about it? it just wouldn't seem the same, would it? bush is giving president obama a backhanded pass. in other words, he's saying i don't have any problem if you hit this guy who had some mischief. i didn't get along with him. bush is no authority on what course this country should take when it comes to middle east matters. he was wrong before. and he's wrong right now. when it comes to world credibility, president obama, well, he's trying to mop up the bush years and the bush legacy. they don't know if they can count on us or not. the result? nations like great b
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
of then senator biden threatening to impeach then president george bush if he did not get congressional approval before going into iraq. this is becoming a cauldron of uncertainty. it is not good for the region -- >> president clinton lost some missiles in afghanistan. a lot has been written about how that in the end lead to 9/11. you never know about the unintended consequences here, do you? >> no, you don't. president clinton lobbed some missiles into southern iraq and at that point, a lot of people, a lot of our enemies took the notion that we were a paper tiger, that we were not willing to follow through with the actions and that we wanted to just do something. now is not the time to just do something. we ought to have a plan and now that the president has backed up , it is time to all come together and figure out what is it we really want to do that is in the national security interestses of the united states of america and then do it. >> i wanted to -- what greg just mentioned leads into my question. this is all coming down on the anniversary of 9/11. if the house votes what is the chance
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
familiar? some say it sounds like a decade ago when he heard george w. bush make his case for war in iraq. the similarities are just a few. take a listen. >> the iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace. on the commands of a dictator, the regime is armed with bilogical and chemical weapons. it possesses ballistic missiles and promotes international terror and seeks nuclear weapons. >> my next guest says there are far more differences between president bush's action in iraq ten years ago and president obama's desire to act in syria. jane newton small is time magazine's correspondent. good to see you as always. we should let our audience know setting up those similarities, that's the first line from your article. tell us why you think they're not similar. >> well, first of all, the object of the action and that regime change. about ten years ago george w. bush really wanted to topple hussein. barack obama does not want to topple assad because they're very worried if they do there will be a vacuum of power in syria and it will become a failed state and al qaeda could take over.
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
an answer to. >> george bush is weighing in. he admits this is a tough choice for president obama but he also adds he's been no fan of the syrian president assad. >> i can comment about this. the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever. backing him up. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years you served? the feeling they had in supporting the insurgency, there was no doubt about that, am i correct? >> i was not fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran. he's made mischief. >> made mischief and for a long time he felt toward america. >> and the president will have to make a tough decision. >> what about the rest of the world saying we're not too sure. we're going to wait for the u.n. you've been through that before. >> the president has to make a tough call. i know you're trying to rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> assad making mischief. another former president weighing in. jimmy carter says the u.s. should not take unilateral action against syria. in statement former pr
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
will proceed on that basis. >> that this hurt britains relationship with america. >> one thing george w. bush used to say about tony blare is once tony blare gave his word we are followed through with it. quite clearly, president obama and david cameron have had a number of talks and from a white house perspective, cameron will be proven to be not able to deliver. >> the specials relationship was forged in the second word war. there have been ups and downs. some got on bet than others, but it has endured through the decades. although it's a friendship the british, the junior partners always probably cared about more than the americans. >> the british parliament has who you mill 80ed david cameron, but there are ministers in his government will worry that it has somehow diminished britain's place in the world and helped make it a less important international player. >> i spoke to one of the conservative rebels, an m.p. who voted against british military involvement in syria. >> britain is still an economic power, but our state is relative to other countries around the world sadly diminishing a
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
worried about presidents who act unilaterally and he's doing it again just like george bush did. we made george bush come back to the congress and get a vote before we went into iraq. the congress, i think, made a mistake in doing it, but at least we all took responsibility for what happened. in this one, the president is taking it all on himself. what's the hurry and what is the goal? what are you expecting to be the goal that we accomplish day two after we've shot in 50 tomahawk missiles? when we have taken out assad? is that the goal? or is it take out the syrian army? or is it to lay the country waste to make rubble? what is it we are intending to get out of this? >> you clearly want a vote on this, and some of our viewers have been tweeting about this and there's a lot of consternation, obviously, as we stand now in the precipice of what looks like another war in the middle eve. one viewer writing into me, the president needs a vote here if for no other reason to have cover for what happens afterwards. do you think there will be political recriminations after the fact if the preside
PBS
Aug 20, 2013 7:00pm PDT
are recalling images of the start of your rack war. tony blair was george bush's poodle. the nickname haunted him throughout the rest of the tenure in office. the cartoon in the financial times today puts it, easy the man asking in london -- the man in washington wants to know what we have to say to our man in london, basically. that is how the story has been playing out. jeremy, reacting to that other story, they reacted by saying that there is a close intelligence relationship between the uk and the u.s. and a number of other countries including australia and canada's mapping and nor is everything shared. >> all we know is that there is a very close relationship, a sharing of databases, a great deal of information. an incredible ease by which the u.s. can extract anyone and put them on trial. it is hard to keep things happening. we see this extension of the u.s. paranoia of that security. i think this is just another example of that great paranoia. this is, frankly, harassment and the partner of the journalists that happened to be traveling through heathrow airport. this was a very big pers
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm PDT
throughout this whole iraq, that george bush was unilateral without a you couldand now argue obama has less of a coalition than bush did. bush didn't get the u.n. he was forced, but did get a u.n. resolution saddam hussein was out of compliance with u.n. he hads and bush argued a right to go and he also got permission from congress with and hillary clinton voting for him. it doesn't look like barack congress. wait for >> i think this is a case where the administration seems to have decided this is going to be on willing to do it, not only for the region itself region,allies in the but also for the case of iran which is one where the united states the which has said ryan braun -- not be permitted to have a nuclear weapon, the thatistration is conscious if we don't act, the president having elevated that red line, they're going to conclude -- >> conclude -- gwen: that word credibility runs through this whole thing which what we say oro no one will believe us. >> kerry brought that up explicitly. gwen: and also kerry talked about the american public exhaustion with this. bit moreten a little o
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
that was invited had a scheduling conflict except former president george w. bush. the former president is recovering from a procedure to clear a blocked artery. so organizers invited his brother, former governor jeb bush, who also then declined. house speaker john boehner couldn't attend because he is on a 35-day bus tour for incumbent members. house republican majority member eric cantor declined because he was in north dakota touring agriculture businesses. john mccain also declined because he had public events in arizona. michael steele, the first black republican lieutenant governor of maryland and a national committee chair assessed the situation in the pages of "the washington post." he said it is part of a continuing narrative that the party finds itself in with these big deals from the minorities around the country and how they receive our response to them. in other words, you can't make the sale if you don't show up. joining me now, karen finney, and jonathan capehart. i would say it is a magical moment on the mall, in some ways, disheartening, no leadership from the republica
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. >> and there were some statements released. although i have to say, karen, probably the best one was george w. bush saying our country has come a long way since then, yet our journey of justice is not complete. just to the east of the lincoln memorial where he will speak, there on the national mall, our president, whose story reflects the promise of america will help us more the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise. george w. bush said that. >> he understood statesmanship. what was happening yesterday was an american moment. not a democratic or a republican moment. it was a very important moment in the history of this country to mark it. we know a lot of people who had been there in 1963 will never be there again. what a historic moment to see the people together celebrating progress and looking to the future, and to say, essentially by not showing up, it is not that important, as a moment in american history. >> well, i think they will have a harder time making the sale. karen finney and jonathan capehart, thank you for joining us. >>> coming up, what the fbi thought of the march on wa
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
to this conversation. this morning, former president george w. bush was asked on fox news about the decision president obama faces. he wouldn't weigh in directly but says the u.s. can't ignore what's going on in other parts of the world. >> as time passes, people forget the lessons of september 11. one of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the united states. >> as all of this is going on, the civil war continues in syria. this morning, measuwe're gettin details about a new attack. this video may be disturbing. syrian activists say this a tack took place on monday. they say a government plane attacked a school with a substance-like napalm. the images show no blood, just burns over 50, sometimes 80% of student's bodies. rebels say ten people were killed and dozens more were injured. with me now, rhode island democratic senator jack reed. he has also served as an army ranger. thank you for taking the time. i want to start with the news from britain yesterday. and the rejection of preliminary vote on support for a strike. how big a deal is this as it comes to -- or
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 1:00am PDT
feels like this is an echo of the iraq war issue under president george w. bush. he says "in a way, yes. then, too, the americans and their allies asked for inspections. then, too, they said, forget it. we have enough evidence on our own to act. we are the world police." only last march" he says "the west was satisfied with inspections concerning the use of chemical weapons. why can't they wait again now? in one month when you have accurate tissue samples, we will know for sure exactly what kind of chemical weapons have been used and who possesses such weapons." he's asked of the difference between president obama on this issue and the lead-up to the iraq war. hans blix said president obama some time ago talked about international legality. i was heartened by that. i feel the politics of the moment are pushing him in a direction we've seen before in the united states." "if the aim is to stop the breach of international law and to keep the lid on others with chemical weapons, military action without first waiting for the u.n. inspector report is not the way to go about it." if you have e
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 2:45pm EDT
of freedom in 2006 from president george w. bush. have you been knighted here in the u.k.? >> guest: oh, no. no. because i don't like the honor system in this country, so i don't have anything to do with it. >> host: why don't you like it? >> guest: well, i think it's corrupt. i mean, that some at a higher level. so whereas in america it isn't, so that's okay. >> host: your book, "modern times," which is about the history of the world, you write the first line from that book is: the modern world began on 29, may, 1919. what happened on 29, may, 1919? >> guest: that was when we first became aware of the nature and the consequences of einstein's general theory of relativity. this he had worked on and written about two or three years before during the war, but during the war we hadn't been able to verify it. it was then verified after the, when the peace came and proved shown to be pretty accurate. and then it was announced at the royal society this london on the date you have just mentioned. so that's when, at any rate, among the cognizant, among the intellectuals and the scientific community
CBS
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
learned former president george w. bush had a surprise heart procedure today. >> alex rodriguez says he's fighting for his life after baseball suspends him for over 200 games. >>> today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself nobody else will. >> alex rodriguez battles doping rule. >> following his 211 suspension he could be playing the rest of the season. >> rodriguez and 12 other big leaguers were punished following investigation into the performance enhancing drugs. >>> president george w. bush had a stint to open blockage in his heart. >> pennsylvania man fired up to 10 shots at a town hall meeting killing three people. >> spectaculared gunman tackled by someone at the meeting. he's now in police custody. >> u.s. state department ordered the evacuation of all nonmerge government workers from yemen due to threats. >> intercepted electronic communication prompted closure of nearly two dozen diplomatic posts. >> the message from al zawahiri said do something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major ha
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
generation, i think, is unmatched. >> we share former president george w. bush put out a statement and our country has come a long way since that bright afternoon 50 years ago yet our journey to justice is not complete just to the east of the lincoln memorial. there on the national mall or president whose story reflects the promise of america will help us honor the man who responded to millions who redeemed that promise. that is the words of former president george w. bush. we are in the middle of a remarkable confluence of event today. president obama marking a tribute to the power of a peaceful demonstration while considering military action? nsyria. let's bring back the gaggle. the work at hand of governing the country and the national security interest moves on and we are going to hear from the president today and it could be within 24 hours that the country hears from him again trying to defend military action. >> that's right. it's also nobel peace prize winner that lends irony -- >> which is why he used that speech to defend war? >> right. >> he knew there was something he was going
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
of the -- you could -- does the ghost of tony blair and george w. bush and saddam hussein hung heavily over parliament? >> absolutely. in all the -- not just skepticism, almost cynicism about the what the government says about the intelligence was the back drop. it's larger than that. i think something has been going on for years, if not decades in europe, gradual weakening of commitment to defense, preoccupation of -- >> what do you make of o-- ow hm france saying we need a political solution. i would love france to come forward with this magic political solution. this is like richard nixon's secret plan to end vietnam in 1968. there's not one. >> exactly. there's not going to be a political solution to syria. syria sill in the relatively early phases over a prolonged civil war. what's interesting about britain, a country that distanced itself from europe over economic issues and now distancing itself from the united states over strategic issues. this is small britain, small europe. we've ended the era -- >> why is that? how does europe find itself in a position or britain where it's separ
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
, by george h.w. bush, by the clinton administration. they almost never work and they're almost always counterproductive. you wind up rattling the cage of what's already an angry animal, and you wind up with more terrorism and more action on the ground. the other point that fouad made that's very important is that bashar al assad probably feels he's in patrol of the situation. i don't think we can dismiss the possibility that he carried out these attacks because of the american warnings, knowing the response would be limited and by his terms the american image would be one of inadequacy. >> you look at that vote in england and the way everybody is looking at syria, it's impossible to escape the specter of iraq. everybody seems to be looking at this through the lens of iraq. >> you're exactly right. the shadow of iraq hangs over this. but everybody has overused iraq. i'll give you one precedent which barack obama would opt for, and in a way it would see us to a proper conclusion, a good conclusion. look at kosovo in 1999. it was waged by a dove. bill clinton has never been viewed as a w
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 1:00am EDT
. there is an inspector general. all kinds of safeguards. i met with george bush when he talked about this program when it was first revealed by the new york times. when al qaeda calls somebody in the united states, i want to know who they are calling. that is the underlying philosophy of this program. that is the purpose. we are talking again. it tends to spill over into people thinking we are monitoring their content. we are not. these are metadata. it is outside of the envelope that is sent to your mailbox. that information. and the date stamp and the postage. >> jonathan stray, do you think the director painted an accurate picture of the program? >> i think there is a problem with metadata. it is not the content. who you talk to, who do associate with is in many cases more valuable the private information of what you are saying. there is looking at networks of people and communities and looking at their patterns of influence. i think it is metadata -- oversight -- and they have posters on the wall and regulations and agents monitoring it. i suspect there have been strong and good faith efforts to p
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
by liberals during the bush years, he has got to. george bush got resolution 1441 from the united nations that could at least make the plausible case, meant, invading iraq was legal under international law. if he doesn't get approval from the u.n. security council then barack obama will be violating international law. it will be an illegal act of war. and, that doesn't mean i'm against it necessarily or that i think president obama should care one wit about approval from the u.n. i don't think the united states should care about the u.n. at all. i think that the idea that somehow we give a veto to china and russia about the morality or efficacy or legitimacy of our foreign policy is bizarre but that is a system that liberals have been championing for a very, very long time including barack obama and the double-standards here are, you know, are just so daunting for the president, given what he had said about, you know, foreign policy when he was a candidate. that he is now going back on all of it and he is in a real pickle. alisyn: well, that is exactly right. so why would the president ac
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
of george bush for doing what we did in iraq. now, that's inconsistentents now. it's really baffling to see the people on the left just rallying behind president obama, yeah, go ahead. fire the missiles! we're with you. but the people who were so antiwar and anti-conflict in the past, now they're ready to go without even knowing where we're going. >> gretchen: so many unanswered questions still today. but one of the big questions this morning is what kind of chemical weapons does syria actually have? what evidence does the united states have? heather nauert is here to break it down. >> we are learning interesting information this morning. the syrian deputy foreign minister telling reporters that sarin gas was used in several parts of the country, but he claims the rebels were the ones responsible for that attack. this assertion is not banged by the us -- backed by the united states which believes the syrian government unleashed the attack and is the party responsible. but what is interesting about this statement, gretchen, is that it is the first time we're hearing from a syrian government
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is princeton political historian, in washington, former speech writer for former george w. bush, and by phone bill nelson of florida. mr. nelson, senator nelson, i want to start with you. you say you do support the president here. you do support a limited military strike, but you say you would rather we strike right now. why not wait for congressional approval? >> i've seen the evidence. and it is so conclusive and the question is, as commander in chief, do you have a responsibility in the civilized world to draw that line and say that an actor cannot use a weapon of mass destruction, chemical, biological, or nuclear, without consequences. as the president said today, he believes he has the authority of what he is reaching out is to get that additional backup from the legislative branch. i don't think that's necessary, but i'm certainly going to vote for the authorization. >> david fromme, we have you with us right now. this seems like a big moment that in some ways the president obama seems to reset power here in terms of using military forces. we didn't go to congress in libya. it's not som
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the financial crisis happened at the end of the george bush sww. bush president and the economy went down the toilet across country, there were a million manifestations that were material, for individual families, people who lost their jobs, us as a country. in 2008, our economic growth rate was negative 8.3%. that was the negative growth rate that quarter for the whole country. one of the weirdly unsettling manifestations of that very dark time in our recent history was when some towns and some counties and some states decided they had to unpave themselves. do you remember this when we decided that the united states of america could no longer afford paved roads? 38 counties in michigan started grinding their paved roads, their asphalt roads into gravel because they could not afford to keep them paved. in south dakota, 100 miles of afault road ground into gravel. in ohio, they couldn't afford to grind down their roads. ohio counties made an official decision to let their paved streets erode into unpaved streets. this started happening in 2009 when the economy was still just spiraling down
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
clinton's 13. there was a president in between. there was george bush's eight. i think the other thing we have to really pay attention to here, richard, is the fact that the president has also made monumental strides of appointments of judges. the only two supreme court nominations he's had, he has apied two women. i think it's terribly unfortunate for us to look at isolated incidents rather than the total picture. >> if he not to pick yellin and goes with summers, you're fine with that? >> i don't have a personal opinion about who he picks. i think it's most important that he picks a person that works well with the overall obama administration and does their very best to advance policies that not only impact the overall american public, but also people of color and women. so whoever is best suited for that job, that is who should be put in that role. >> robert, how does the administration navigate a summers decision if they decide to go that ain wway? >> two things. one, miss yellin is very qualified to be the next fed chair. clearly she is the vice chair and understands the system and v
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
food and snacks. >>> to politics now. former president george w. bush addressed his recent health and surgery a short time ago. take a listen. >> i had a stent placed into my ladr artery and i'm feeling pretty good. i wish i was a teenager so i could be out on my mountain bike today, but i'm slowly, slowly recovering. >> san diego mayor will step down today following numerous allegations of sexual harassment. a special election for his replacement is set for september 19th. >>> the justice department announced it will not challenge laws that legalize marijuana in washington and colorado. the policy could encourage other states to consider similar laws. for the first time california firefighters are using a drone to help fight the rim fire. drones are also being put to use in other creative ways. look at this music video by phoenix. intermediate with, yep, they used a drone. ♪ (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account fo
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in a terrible position. >> we heard from george w. bush, he was on fox. he said this, listen to his care fiscal cli carefully constructed words. >> the president has a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. the president has to make a tough call, brian pip kn. i know you're trying to subtley trying to republic me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> in contrast, jimmy carter through the jimmy carter center in atlanta issued a statement saying "a punitive military response without a u.n. security council mandate or broad support from nato and the arab league would be illegal under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war." two different presidents -- >> do you think president obama is sending him a thank you note? >> he's sending bush a thank you note, not jimmy carter necessarily. >> bush does what he always does, which is -- >> he's been very consistent, says nothing. >> stays out of it. i didn't like mr. assa
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the george bush white house. he's taking your comments and questions as we discuss syria this morning. jerry is up next from cookville, tennessee. jerry good morning. caller: good morning. the president is talking about the shot in the bow. i find it frightening when it comes to this president and foreign policy. it was a game of chess, i believe it would be a check mate game against this president. he's done nothing but absolute disaster. look at north africa. look at that. some democrats are calling it a success his foreign policy. it's frightening what's happening. i don't see anything that's any good. just think, if he happen to won the nobel peace prize, how bad things really might be. host: we'll go to democratic line, dave is waiting from washington d.c. good morning. caller: peter. the reason that the u.k. not to proceed is because there was a lack of conclusive evidence. in the regions and suburbs of damascus there is not conclusive evidence that the chemical weapon attack were perpetrated by a horrible attack regime. the obama administration has made entirely clear that they wi
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 11:00pm EDT
everything we could to overthrow the democratically-elected government of president aristide. george bush blocked loans from the interamerican development foundation of $146 million loans for education, water and things like that. the international republican institute arranged and organized the opposition to it and then we as a country trained rebel soldiers in the dominican republic, trained and armed them to come to haiti to overthrow the government and then the last analysis, those were a pulse didn't figure into it. bush carried out the coup himself on american soldiers who arrived at the home of the president and took him off at 3:00 in the morning to the central african republic. we have to had to go there. maxine waters, a jamaican parliamentarian and sharon webster and the president's lawyer flew off to rescue him to bring him back to jamaica and then condoleezza rice threatened to make the jamaican government -- threatened to make it very difficult for them if jamaica accepted aristide even for a matter of days before he went to south africa. all because he said the minimum inco
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
's been used by the regan administration, by george h.w bush, by the clinton administration. they almost never work and are almost counter protective. you rattle the cage of what is already a caged animal, angry animal and wind up with more terrorism and action on the ground. i think another point that he made that is very important is that bashar al-assad probably feels he's in control. i don't think we can dismuss the possibility he carried out this chemical attack not in spite of the american warnings but because of the american warnings knowing the response would be very limited and that by his terms, the american image would be one of inadequate si. >> it's impossible to escape the spector of i rock. >> everybody is looking at it through the lens of iraq or the -- russia looks through it. >> the shadow hangs over this but i think everybody overused iraq. there is more president. president obama could opt for and a good conclusion. look at kosovo in 1999 waged by a dove. i mean, bill clinton has never been viewed as a warrior. they went, we bombed for 78 days and destroyed the war ma
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
andduring during the george herbert walker bush administration, the anti- tank buster rounds that were 1982.ed in we are not totally innocent either. it is hard to believe the administration. i know they are doing their best to settle the conflict in the middle east. is kind of hard when you are just as dirty as the rest of them. you can also reach out to us via e-mail. andy from vernon, new york. thanks for holding on, republican line. taking myink you for call. i want to add onto to what the last guy said. ,f your audience goes to google they are going to find numerous stories where syrian rebels admitted to an associated press correspondent that they were responsible for the chemical weapons incident, which obama is trying to blame on bashar al- assad. the casualties were a result of by mishandling the weapons. they were told that they were not properly trained in handling the chemical weapons or even told what they were. that is where it came from. this is really reminiscent of the buildup to the first iraq war in the 90s when the iraq incubator incident, in which they fabricated story
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
president george w. bush made his case for going to war with iraq and why mideast dictator was an essential step for both the united states and the world. >> the iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace. on the commands of a dictator, the regime is armed with biological and chemical weapons, possesses ballistic missiles, promotes international terror, and seeks nuclear weapons. >> nearly 11 years later another u.s. president is explaining why he feels getting involved in the middle east is in the best interest of the u.s. people. my next guest though says the similarities between the two conflicts are few. jane newton small is a terrific reporter and times magazine reporter. you've written an article that a lot of team are talking about for "time," "six ways syria 2013 isn't iraq in 2003." differences you say include how the u.s. is handling the regime, the time commitment given by the u.s., the support from the arab world and yooirp, weapons of mass destruction, and how much support there is from congress. let's begin with the first difference you list. regime change. explain
FOX Business
Aug 29, 2013 9:20am EDT
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FOX Business
Aug 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
party we don't want to look like the pull of the united states, the rapid tony blair became that george bush. there is growing consternation of we risking another iraq? the president's people are saying let's make darn sure the evidence we are presenting, vladimir putin michelle ng is rejecting that they really are chemical weapons being used and assad is the guy using them and not his brother. what they seem to be saying is if it is his brother who is in charge of this province that was getting all the chemical attacks than it is not really assad. now we are starting to split hairs. i am not here to justify the attack or not but say that we are clearly seeing decisiveness going. connell: brings up an interesting point how should people look at this. on the one hand these are complicated issues with a lot of gray areas, that is why we are seeing some indecisiveness. on the other side we want to make a decision and stick to it. easier said than done? connell: i always wonder, if i am assad and putting myself in his shoes, size 12 cop i am thinking they already said this is not about regi
CBS
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he have? >> the president first and foremost will want to know what information we've gotten overnight and over the weekend. intelligence officials and sources are pulsing the system. getting not only their sources but friends and alleyi'llallyies, try to gather as much information. my sources tell me there isn't that much that's new. the president may hear some updates but maybe not that much new. he'll get some updates. >> what's interesting is they say the operatives already dispatched. >> that's right. this is reminiscent the plot in 2010. you recall there was a plot to attack europe sites. people were worried about mumbai-style attacks coming from the al qaeda core. it never materialized. but officials were worried that they actually had operatives in place. that's great concern here. >> this
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
? joining me is george w. bush's security advisor and the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and book author. welcome to both of you. bill richardson, how damaging is it potentially to president obama and his plans for military action in syria that the british government and british prime minister david cameron suffered a defeat in parliament with a clear will from the british people and many members of parliament not to take military action in syria? >> i think the president has to be very careful, and he is being careful. only 25% of the american people support military action in syria. secondly, we have to avoid the iraq war where there are no weapons of mass destruction so you have to have proof. thirdly, the president has to get a broad international coalition, other wise he hands a propaganda victory and assad can say very few countries support the united states with a strike. so i think he has to be deliberate on the military side that the strikes work to our advantage and to find ways to arm the rebels and destroy the command and control centers but at the u.n., too, i think even tho
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
totally critical of the unilateral as special of the george w.bush saying if we have to, we'll go it alone. >>> with france and turkey as well. what would be the objective? >> this the also something that's very interesting. the administration has made a total the objective of any military strike against syria and the objective of actually ending this now long-running civil war in the country. question is whether or not they can actually thread that needle. they basically want to send a signal t to bashar al asaad firt of all you're punished for using chemical weapons in violation of international law and we will deter you from doing it in the future. you can keep on fighting but have to do it conventional. >> will the u.s. military strike change the calculus in this revolution/civil war at all? >> i don't think it will. i don't think the administration wants to do so. i think there are many voices within the administration saying if the opposition -- it may be fragmented but -- >> my apologies we lost stewart. a senior fellow at the the council and foreign relations. in israel many people
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